Europe is more than a bloc of nations. It is also a collection of regions. Most regions radically differ from their respective countries. The ability of regional economies to withstand competition and to manage change is related to their capacity to innovate. The book presents all Greek Regional Programmes of Innovative Actions with emphasis to their categorisation according to different typologies. Their experience could serve as a beacon for regions with less favourable circumstances to develop a holistic regional innovation strategy.
The first experimental activities to support innovation in relation to regional and social policy, effectively pioneering the development of the knowledge-based economy at regional level, were launched by the Commission in 1993-94. Today, nearly one in three regional authorities across the EU-15 have formulated a Regional I...